Starting September 7, 2022 | Explore Warren

 

Starting September 7, 2022

heritage (noun) /ˈher·ə·t̬ɪdʒ/: features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings, which come from the past and are still important - Cambridge Dictionary

You guessed it, Wanderers, we have ourselves a “Heritage” theme this week! Some more obvious than others, such as Belvidere Heritage Day (a reincarnation of Victorian Days, celebrated in the town for many years); and Phillipsburg’s first Railroad Festival, commemorating 170 years since the railroad came to town. In conjunction, the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians museum will be open and  operating the Centerville and Southwestern miniature railroad seen in the vintage photo above. A more nuanced nod to heritage is seed saving - so we can continue to perpetuate Heirloom tomatoes to our heart’s delight!

Warren County’s history museums will be open on Sunday, including Shippen Manor, which is hosting a book discussion with a local author. We could yammer on, but we want you to read the issue for yourselves and decide where and how you want to spend the coming week! Happy Heritage, and Happy Wanderings!

P.S. - If you decide to head to Garret D. Wall Park on Saturday, stop by the Explore Warren table to say hello - and enter for a chance to win a happy apple prize from Mackey's Orchard!

This Week: 

Live @ the Draught House with Jeiris Cook

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 6:00pm
Jeiris Cook is making his debut at the Draught House with acoustic originals and covers.

WCARTS Meeting

Thursday, September 8, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Warren County ARTS announces its September meeting program will be a color pencil workshop with Jeff Green. See website for list of materials to bring. $25 for nonmembers.

Qigong and Tai Chi Classes @ WC Habitat for Humanity Community Center

Thursday, September 8, 2022Tuesday, September 13, 2022Thursday, September 15, 2022
Join Stan Cohen for his Tai Chi or Qigong classes held at Warren County Habitat for Humanity Community Center.

Lobster Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 1:00pm to Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 5:00pm
Get your Lobster on this weekend! Harvest has begun and it’s an exciting time to visit Alba Vineyard! Back by popular demand Lobster specials this weekend.

Jukebox Trio @ Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, September 9, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Playing your favorite rock party hits from the '70s and '80s, Rutherfurd Hall invites everyone out for a free concert. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a great evening of music with family and friends.

Yoga in the Park @ Footbridge Park

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 9:00amWednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:30pmSaturday, September 17, 2022 - 9:00amWednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:30pm
The falling leaves and shorter days are a great time for relaxing yoga. Choose from classes on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and/or Saturdays @ 9am at Footbridge Park Pavilion. Bring a mat & any extra props.

34th Annual Belvidere Heritage Day

Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Celebrate Belvidere's Heritage and History! This annual event, previously called Victorian Days, will be a one-day affair this year. Things to see and do include a Vintage Car Show, Historical Walking Tour at your own pace, Plein Air Art Competition, and the opportunity to stroll through the newly improved Garret D. Wall Park, which will be filled with Artisan/Craft/Antique vendors.

Seed Saving Workshop at CSG and Genesis Farm

Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Genesis Farm welcomes everyone to participate in a seed saving workshop collecting seed from the field for use in the 2023 season, processing kale seed, and tomato seed to name a few.

Haunted: A Theatre of Terror @ Country Gate Players

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 11:00amSaturday, September 10, 2022 - 1:00pm
Filmed partially in Belvidere, this film will have two showings during Belvidere's Heritage Day.

Phillipsburg NJ Railroad Festival

Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
"Celebrating 170 Years of Railroad" The first railroad to arrive in Phillipsburg was the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) which opened on July 2, 1852. Enjoy food, vendors and music. There will be three areas to explore including Shappell Park, Phillipsburg Union Station and Delaware River Railroad Excursions in this first-ever festival. The Phillipsburg Railroad Historians will have an open house in conjunction with the Railroad Fest from 10am- 4pm. The museum and carshop will be open for inspection and the Centerville and Southwestern miniature railroad will be in operation.

Belvidere Community Center presents Belvidere Recollections

Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Come to the center to see photos, documents, artifacts and memorabilia of historical Belvidere with a special media presentation, "A Walk Down Memory Lane" starting at 2pm.

Apple Harvest Weekend @ Donaldson Farms

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 11:00amSunday, September 11, 2022 - 11:00amSaturday, September 17, 2022 - 11:00amSunday, September 18, 2022 - 11:00am
Apple picking, food, country line dancing, and more! James on Main will serve their award-winning BBQ and Czig Meister Brewing Company will sell and sample their local craft beers and hard Czeltzers.

Hackettstown Sidewalk Sales

Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
The streets will be lined with the shopkeepers of Hackettstown inviting customers to enjoy shopping locally and getting a taste of restaurants!

Lopatcong Township Community Day

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 2:00pm
Community Day is shaping up to be a great event, with music all day at Veterans Rally Point and a fireworks display at dark, thanks to generous donors! Vendors are invited to apply to be part of the fun.

Free Concert featuring Andie Baldwin and Dave Paulson @ FUMC of Blairstown

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 5:00pm
A free concert made possible by the FUMC of Blairstown featuring Andie Baldwin and Dave Paulson of Water Street.

Asbury Coffee Mill's Music at the Mill

Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
The Asbury Coffee Mill hosts an outdoor music event featuring four different local performers outdoors in their courtyard. Featured performers include Coo Coo Cachoo, Joe Cassady, Caren Kennedy Duo & Brian Molnar.

2nd Annual Grains & Gears Ride

Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Experience great craft beers and bike the beautiful countryside of Warren County while supporting a good organization. Ride from Buttzville Brewing Company in Washington Borough to Invertase Brewing Company in Phillipsburg and have a pint, then ride back and have another pint. Or start at Invertase and ride to Buttzville Brewing!

Museum Day & Shippen Talks

Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Docents will be available from 1-4pm. to greet visitors and share the history of the Manor, its people, and the local industrial history of Oxford. We are offering tours of the main floor of the building. The last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. From 2-3:30pm, author Jeffrey Finegan will discuss his book, "Colonel Washington & Me", a story about George Washington and his enslaved servant, William "Billy" Lee, who accompanied him during the course of the Revolutionary War.

Warren History Museums Are Open

Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stop by and learn why you keep seeing the brown "Morris Canal Crossed Here" signs around the county, as volunteers will be there to welcome you and answer any questions. The Museum at Bread Lock Park has obtained a new exhibit - "The Magic Age of Steam". Or, journey underground on a guided tour through the 165-foot tailrace tunnel, and see other canal artifacts at the Jim and Mary Lee Museum, which is only open this month and next before closing for the winter.

Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
It’s a whodunit with a murderer, a victim, many suspects and everyone’s a detective! Formal wine tasting followed by dinner, dessert and dessert wine. As the evening progresses, the story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. Everyone is a detective and the chosen characters will act out their parts adding a little personality of their own.
Continuing: 

2022 Lopatcong Music in the Park

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 7:00pmThursday, September 15, 2022 - 7:00pm
Lopatcong's weekly summer music series continues with Mark Hanning.

2022 Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series

Thursday, September 8, 2022 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Shappell Park will be rocking with A Few Good Men.

September Evening Music @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 6:00pmSaturday, September 10, 2022 - 6:00pmFriday, September 16, 2022 - 6:00pmSaturday, September 17, 2022 - 6:00pmFriday, September 23, 2022 - 6:00pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 6:00pm
Live music continues this weekend with Walt Bibinger, guitarist and the Darla Rich Duo.

Brook Hollow Live Music Weekends

Friday, September 9, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, September 16, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, September 17, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2022 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Start your weekend right with live music at Brook Hollow featuring Ted Lyons, Bill Ruddy and SAGE. Friday Meal Deal is meat or veggie lasagna, side salad and bread.

Friday Night Patio Party @ Architects Golf Club

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 6:00pmFriday, September 16, 2022 - 6:00pm
Enjoy live music, delicious food, ice-cold cocktails & beverages, all while enjoying gorgeous panoramic views from our bluestone patio! This Friday's music is to be determined.

Tiptons Tavern Live Music in September

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 6:00pmSaturday, September 10, 2022 - 7:00pmSunday, September 11, 2022 - 3:00pmFriday, September 16, 2022 - 7:00pmSaturday, September 17, 2022 - 9:00pmFriday, September 23, 2022 - 8:00pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 8:00pmFriday, September 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
This weekend has Tiptons rocking with music Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Enjoy Jimmy and the Parrots Duo, Jeff Bellfly & Co and Cody Templeton.

Live Music @ Panther Pub in September

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 8:00pmSunday, September 11, 2022 - 4:00pmFriday, September 16, 2022 - 8:00pmSunday, September 18, 2022 - 4:00pm
Live this month at Panther Pub with Stan Steele and the Gary Reed Duo.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market!

August at Waterloo Village Summer 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 17, 2022 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Every Saturday this summer, Waterloo is open and showcasing the Canal Museum and Highlands Boat Exhibit, the Gristmill and Smith Store will be open, and village tours will be given. Other buildings will also be open, as well as the village Visitor Center.

September @ Washington Borough Farmers Market

Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, September 17, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Held each Saturday in downtown Washington borough through October 1, the market runs along Route 57, anchored in the Pocket Park located at 44 E. Washington Ave.

September Afternoon Music @ Alba Vineyard

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 1:00pmSunday, September 11, 2022 - 1:00pmSaturday, September 17, 2022 - 1:00pmSunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:00pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 1:00pmSunday, September 25, 2022 - 1:00pm
This weekend enjoy the Tony Forliano Trio and the Kellan Pisani Trio.

September Music at Milagro 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Pack a picnic, invite some friends and enjoy some time with great wines, music and spectacular views! This weekend features Kelly Hooper and Peter Coccorese.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 8:00pmSaturday, September 17, 2022 - 8:00pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 8:00pm
UACNJ provides free public programs at the astronomy club in Jenny Jump State Forest from April through October on Saturday evenings. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30 PM, weather permitting. This week's talk is "BANG! Woosh! ZoooOOM!"

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2022 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2022 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Warren County Farmers' Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday, and live music has been known to happen there!

Phillipsburg Open Air Market @ Shappell Park

Sunday, September 11, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Get ready for Phillipsburg's first open air market every Sunday July 10- October 2. Complete with farms, crafters, baked good and artisans.

Tuesday Cruise Night July @ Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 4:00pmTuesday, September 20, 2022 - 4:00pmTuesday, September 27, 2022 - 4:00pmTuesday, October 4, 2022 - 4:00pmTuesday, October 11, 2022 - 4:00pm
London Fog plays this week at Joe's Steak Shop during their 18th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.
Community Corner: 

Heartsaver CPR/AED training @ Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Heartsaver CPR AED provides students the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of CPR, and use of an AED. This course empowers students to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at work, home, or in the community.

18th Annual Warren County Patriot Day Ceremony

Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 2:00pm
Warren County conducts its annual Patriot Day observance, honoring all victims and residents of Warren County who perished in the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01 as well as Warren County Emergency Service personnel who have died in the line of duty.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 6:00pm
The veterans of The American Legion, Carl D. Archer Post 528 of White Township will be holding a Recognition Day ceremony at the established permanent POW/MIA memorial, located at the Oscar Unangst Memorial Fields. The ceremony will honor former POWs, including a local POW who passed away this year, and include National POW/MIA Recognition day history, the history of the POW/MIA flag, the POW/MIA empty chair and the Missing Man table and Honors ceremony.
Plan Ahead: 

Jazz Night and Dinner @ Brook Hollow

Thursday, September 15, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Welcoming the 'Alex Kerssen Jazz Trio' for a night of memorable music, delicious wine, and mouth-watering food!

Blairstown Town Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, September 17, 2022 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2022 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Declutter your home while supporting our local elementary school! The annual Blairstown wide yard sale is happening September 17 and 18!

4th Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference

Saturday, September 17, 2022 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
The 4th Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers conference is the premier forum connecting community, ecotourism, and the environment in Northwestern New Jersey. This year's conference will focus on the business and economy of tourism and recreation, emphasizing the region's outstanding natural resources and opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, paddling, riding, cycling and more.

Fall Festival Weekends @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, September 17, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:00amSunday, September 25, 2022 - 10:00am
Get lost in the interactive corn maze or look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples, take aim with the corn cannons or browse the farm market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There's also an activity area with 20+ family-friendly activities!

Festival in the Borough

Saturday, September 17, 2022 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Northwest Jersey's largest street and music festival returns to Downtown Washington, with live music, vendors, kid's fun area, food, beer garden, and more! Three stages offer a diverse range of musical styles, plus dozens of vendors and local businesses will provide hours of shopping along with children's games and activities. This event is free to attend and includes plenty of free parking, and takes place rain or shine.
Main Stage Performers: Big Easy Easton Brass Band;  Atlanta Cafe Band; Grey Man Group; the Outcrops; Parkway Soul; Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians

Fine Southern Supper Dine in the Vines @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 6:30pm
Time is getting short for you to join Villa Milagro for a Dine in the Vines dinner. Explore Southern comfort food with Chef Kayla!

Buttz In Gear Bike Rides presented by Buttzville Brewing

Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 9:30am
Looking for a chance to get off the couch and do some cycling with a local group? Want to reward yourself with craft beer after your ride? Head out to Buttzville every other Sunday through October 30. Arrive by 9:30am and rides leave at 10am sharp.

Golf Charity Classic @ Panther Valley Country Club

Monday, September 19, 2022 - 8:30am
The House of the Good Shepherd is hosting a charity golf outing at the prestigious Robert Trent Jones designed Panther Valley Country Club. Funds raised at the Golf Classic will support the Shepherd’s Fund, which provides financial assistance to residents whose resources have depleted over time, ensuring their ongoing ability to live at The House regardless of their financial capacity.

Align & Dine al Fresco @ Orchard View

Thursday, September 22, 2022 -
4:30pm to 8:30pm
New Date! Rescheduled from August. Nestled into a secluded space where the trees lush drapery closes off the noise of the outside world, begin your evening with heart opening yoga postures that invigorate your senses. Afterwards, gather to cultivate union during a cocktail-style dinner social under a new twinkling Pavilion on the Orchard View Lavender Farm grounds all awhile embracing the softening warmth of a summer sunset.

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival

Friday, September 23, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022
The third Balloon Fest of the year closes out the summer as the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival returns to Warren County Community College for three days of fun. In addition to balloon activities like daily Mass Hot Air Balloon launches, the festival features games, vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, musical entertainment and more.

Hackettstown Oktoberfest

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 5:00pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 12:00pmSunday, September 25, 2022 - 9:00am
Join Hackettstown BID as they celebrate the 6th annual Hackettstown Oktoberfest! Ready to kick off the fall season with one of our biggest town-wide events of the year? Sponsors include Czig Meister Brewing Company, Man Skirt Brewing Company, and Bea McNally's as they host events throughout the course of the weekend! This is a free event to attend, so grab your friends and family and be prepared to have the time of your life!

Dino Days @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, September 24, 2022Sunday, September 25, 2022
Take a ride back to the Jurassic Period and discover the magic of dinosaurs! Take the train to The Susquehanna Mining Company and have an afternoon of activities to enjoy. While on site, pan for real fossils at the mine and marvel at the history of the Susquehanna Mining Company. Explore three corn mazes, one of which is a dinosaur exploration maze where you can find 4 different dinosaurs!

2022 Tour De Farm

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
7:00am to 4:00pm
A cycling and culinary journey like no other! This is about supporting our NJ farmers and their farms. If you love great food, fresh air, and beautiful countryside; this event is for you. The day begins in Blairstown with a farm-fresh locally sourced breakfast to help power you through the ride. Register by September 15 for a discounted rate

Fall Fest 2022 @ Mohican Outdoor Center

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Join Mohican Outdoor Center for an AMC-wide celebration of the changing seasons including outdoor experiences, friends, and food! After a day full of outdoor activities, enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared by AMC staff.

Environmental Extravaganza!

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Calling the next generation of environmental activists! Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County for a free morning of hands-on environmental activities and educational enlightenment. Children ages 7-15 will make a homemade birdfeeder, play games and learn about how they can help the environment at home.

San Gennaro Celebration at Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Each year, Villa Milagro celebrates and honors Steve's Italian immigrant ancestors arrival in America and pays homage to their patron saint. They brought with them their great Italian food and traditions. Relax and listen to traditional Italian music by Lou Pompilio and dance the tarantella. Wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Admission includes tours, lessons, stomping, wine tasting, appetizers and a monogrammed gift glass for you to keep.

Curtain Up! Laurel Canyon: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 8:00pm
Laurel Canyon is an acoustic tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with a special lobby opening act of Dena, John and Shawn of the Brass Roots performing some favorite Brass Roots songs along with many other classics from the '60s to current favorites!

5th Annual Phillipsburg Rotary Golf Outing

Monday, September 26, 2022
Activities include silent auction, Tricky Tray raffles, hole in one, closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the line, Golden Circle, 50/50 and Mulligan String. Proceeds will benefit the Phillipsburg Rotary Club, used to support The Warren County Habitat for Humanity & other local and international programs to assist the poor and non-profits that help disaster victims.

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Coming Up: 

WCARTS Meeting

Warren County ARTS announces its September meeting program will be a color pencil workshop with Jeff Green. See website for list of materials to bring. $25 for nonmembers.

Lobster Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Get your Lobster on this weekend! Harvest has begun and it’s an exciting time to visit Alba Vineyard! Back by popular demand Lobster specials this weekend.

Jukebox Trio @ Rutherfurd Hall

Playing your favorite rock party hits from the '70s and '80s, Rutherfurd Hall invites everyone out for a free concert. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a great evening of music with family and friends.

Yoga in the Park @ Footbridge Park

The falling leaves and shorter days are a great time for relaxing yoga. Choose from classes on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and/or Saturdays @ 9am at Footbridge Park Pavilion. Bring a mat & any extra props.

34th Annual Belvidere Heritage Day

Celebrate Belvidere's Heritage and History! This annual event, previously called Victorian Days, will be a one-day affair this year. Things to see and do include a Vintage Car Show, Historical Walking Tour at your own pace, Plein Air Art Competition, and the opportunity to stroll through the newly improved Garret D. Wall Park, which will be filled with Artisan/Craft/Antique vendors.

Phillipsburg NJ Railroad Festival

"Celebrating 170 Years of Railroad" The first railroad to arrive in Phillipsburg was the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) which opened on July 2, 1852. Enjoy food, vendors and music. There will be three areas to explore including Shappell Park, Phillipsburg Union Station and Delaware River Railroad Excursions in this first-ever festival. The Phillipsburg Railroad Historians will have an open house in conjunction with the Railroad Fest from 10am- 4pm. The museum and carshop will be open for inspection and the Centerville and Southwestern miniature railroad will be in operation.

Apple Harvest Weekend @ Donaldson Farms

Apple picking, food, country line dancing, and more! James on Main will serve their award-winning BBQ and Czig Meister Brewing Company will sell and sample their local craft beers and hard Czeltzers.

Hackettstown Sidewalk Sales

The streets will be lined with the shopkeepers of Hackettstown inviting customers to enjoy shopping locally and getting a taste of restaurants!

Lopatcong Township Community Day

Community Day is shaping up to be a great event, with music all day at Veterans Rally Point and a fireworks display at dark, thanks to generous donors! Vendors are invited to apply to be part of the fun.

Asbury Coffee Mill's Music at the Mill

The Asbury Coffee Mill hosts an outdoor music event featuring four different local performers outdoors in their courtyard. Featured performers include Coo Coo Cachoo, Joe Cassady, Caren Kennedy Duo & Brian Molnar.

2nd Annual Grains & Gears Ride

Postponed due to rain, the ride is happening this Sunday. Experience great craft beers and bike the beautiful countryside of Warren County while supporting a good organization. Ride from Buttzville Brewing Company in Washington Borough to Invertase Brewing Company in Phillipsburg and have a pint, then ride back and have another pint. Or start at Invertase and ride to Buttzville Brewing!

Museum Day & Shippen Talks

Docents will be available from 1-4pm. to greet visitors and share the history of the Manor, its people, and the local industrial history of Oxford. We are offering tours of the main floor of the building. The last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. From 2-3:30pm, author Jeffrey Finegan will discuss his book, "Colonel Washington & Me", a story about George Washington and his enslaved servant, William "Billy" Lee, who accompanied him during the course of the Revolutionary War.

Warren History Museums Are Open

Stop by and learn why you keep seeing the brown "Morris Canal Crossed Here" signs around the county, as volunteers will be there to welcome you and answer any questions. The Museum at Bread Lock Park has obtained a new exhibit - "The Magic Age of Steam". Or, journey underground on a guided tour through the 165-foot tailrace tunnel, and see other canal artifacts at the Jim and Mary Lee Museum, which is only open this month and next before closing for the winter.

Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

It’s a whodunit with a murderer, a victim, many suspects and everyone’s a detective! Formal wine tasting followed by dinner, dessert and dessert wine. As the evening progresses, the story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. Everyone is a detective and the chosen characters will act out their parts adding a little personality of their own.

Lobster Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Get your Lobster on this weekend! Harvest has begun and it’s an exciting time to visit Alba Vineyard! Back by popular demand Lobster specials every weekend in September.

Phillipsburg NJ Railroad Festival

"Celebrating 171 Years of Railroad." Enjoy food, vendors and music at this first-ever festival, with three areas to explore: Shappell Park, Phillipsburg Union Station and Delaware River Railroad Excursions. The first railroad to arrive in Phillipsburg was the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) which opened on July 2, 1852. The Phillipsburg Railroad Historians will host an open house from 10am- 4pm. The museum and car shop will be open for inspection and the Centerville and Southwestern miniature railroad will be in operation!

Apple Harvest Weekend @ Donaldson Farms

Apple picking, food, country line dancing, and more! James on Main will serve their award-winning BBQ and Czig Meister Brewing Company will sell and sample their local craft beers and hard Czeltzers.

Yoga in the Park @ Footbridge Park

Bring your mat and any extra props you'd like to Footbridge Park in the pavilion for a relaxing yoga session. Choose from classes on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and/or Saturdays @ 9am. Classes run through June 15, 2024.

Yoga in the Park @ Footbridge Park

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 6:30pm
Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 6:30pm
Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 6:30pm
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:30pm
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 6:30pm

Bring your mat and any extra props you'd like to Footbridge Park in the pavilion for a relaxing yoga session. Choose from classes on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and/or Saturdays @ 9am. Classes run through August 17.

 
Continuing: 

Brook Hollow Live Music Weekends

Start your weekend right with live music at Brook Hollow featuring Stan & Elise, Rich Berry and Bill Ruddy. Friday Meal Deal is spaghetti and meat balls, side salad and bread. Available for Eat-In or Take-Out.

Blairstown Farmers Market

This is the last weekend to partake in the farmers' market! Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market!

Waterloo Village Summer 2022

Every Saturday this summer, Waterloo is open and showcasing the Canal Museum and Highlands Boat Exhibit, the Gristmill and Smith Store will be open, and village tours will be given. Other buildings will also be open, as well as the village Visitor Center.

Washington Borough Farmers Market

This is the last weekend for the Washington Farmers' Market held each Saturday in downtown Washington borough. The market runs along Route 57, anchored in the Pocket Park located at 44 E. Washington Ave.

September Music at Milagro 2022

Pack a picnic, invite some friends and enjoy some time with great wines, music and spectacular views! This weekend features Kelly Hooper on Sunday.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2022

UACNJ provides free public programs at the astronomy club in Jenny Jump State Forest from April through October on Saturday evenings. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30 PM, weather permitting. This week's talk is "What's Up in the October Sky?"

Warren County Farmers Market

Warren County Farmers' Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday, and live music has been known to happen there!

October Music at Milagro 2022

Pack a picnic, invite some friends and enjoy some time with great wines, music and spectacular views! This weekend features Frank DiBussolo & Ken Papa and Sean Gough.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2022

This is the last live presentation of the year for UACNJ. Halloween costumes are encouraged! UACNJ provides free public programs at the astronomy club in Jenny Jump State Forest from April through October on Saturday evenings. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30 PM, weather permitting. This week's talk is "The Universe Can Be a Scary Place!"

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Come out to Washington Boro to the market for fresh-picked produce, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-cut flowers, local honey, handmade soaps, jewelry, and crafts.

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Come out to Washington Boro to the market for fresh-picked produce, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-cut flowers, local honey, handmade soaps, jewelry, and crafts.

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Come out to Washington Boro to the market for fresh-picked produce, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-cut flowers, local honey, handmade soaps, jewelry, and crafts.

 
Community Corner: 

Heartsaver CPR/AED training @ Rutherfurd Hall

Heartsaver CPR AED provides students the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of CPR, and use of an AED. This course empowers students to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at work, home, or in the community.

POSTPONED - 18th Annual Warren County Patriot Day Ceremony

Warren County conducts its annual Patriot Day observance, honoring all victims and residents of Warren County who perished in the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01 as well as Warren County Emergency Service personnel who have died in the line of duty.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

The veterans of The American Legion, Carl D. Archer Post 528 of White Township will be holding a Recognition Day ceremony at the established permanent POW/MIA memorial, located at the Oscar Unangst Memorial Fields. The ceremony will honor former POWs, including a local POW who passed away this year, and include National POW/MIA Recognition day history, the history of the POW/MIA flag, the POW/MIA empty chair and the Missing Man table and Honors ceremony.

Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Course @ Rutherfurd Hall

Heartsaver CPR AED provides students the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of CPR, and use of an AED. This course empowers students to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at work, home, or in the community.

Heartsaver CPR/AED training @ Rutherfurd Hall

Heartsaver CPR AED provides students the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of CPR, and use of an AED. This course empowers students to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at work, home, or in the community.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Blairstown Town Wide Yard Sale

Declutter your home or find those one-of-a-kind treasures while supporting our local elementary school with the annual Blairstown wide yard sale!

4th Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference

The 4th Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers conference is the premier forum connecting community, ecotourism, and the environment in Northwestern New Jersey. This year's conference will focus on the business and economy of tourism and recreation, emphasizing the region's outstanding natural resources and opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, paddling, riding, cycling and more.

Fall Festival Weekends @ VonThun Farms

Last weekend for VonThun's Fall Festival! Get lost in the interactive corn maze or look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples, take aim with the corn cannons or browse the farm market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There's also an activity area with 20+ family-friendly activities! Open Columbus Day!

Festival in the Borough

Northwest Jersey's largest street and music festival returns to Downtown Washington, with live music, vendors, kid's fun area, food, beer garden, and more! Three stages offer a diverse range of musical styles, plus dozens of vendors and local businesses will provide hours of shopping along with children's games and activities. This event is free to attend and includes plenty of free parking, and takes place rain or shine.

Main Stage Performers: Big Easy Easton Brass Band;  Atlanta Cafe Band; Grey Man Group; the Outcrops; Parkway Soul; Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians

Golf Charity Classic @ Panther Valley Country Club

The House of the Good Shepherd is hosting a charity golf outing at the prestigious Robert Trent Jones designed Panther Valley Country Club. Funds raised at the Golf Classic will support the Shepherd’s Fund, which provides financial assistance to residents whose resources have depleted over time, ensuring their ongoing ability to live at The House regardless of their financial capacity.

Align & Dine al Fresco @ Orchard View

New Date! Rescheduled from August. Nestled into a secluded space where the trees lush drapery closes off the noise of the outside world, begin your evening with heart opening yoga postures that invigorate your senses. Afterwards, gather to cultivate union during a cocktail-style dinner social under a new twinkling Pavilion on the Orchard View Lavender Farm grounds all awhile embracing the softening warmth of a summer sunset.

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival

The third Balloon Fest of the year closes out the summer as the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival returns to Warren County Community College for three days of fun. In addition to balloon activities like daily Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches, the festival features drone demonstrations, games, vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, musical entertainment, a Balloomination spectacle and more. Explore Warren is proud to be a sponsor of the event, and particularly of the Balloomination Balloon Glow on Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, see the More Things To Do item in this newsletter for the coloring contest!

Hackettstown Oktoberfest

Join Hackettstown BID as they celebrate the 6th annual Hackettstown Oktoberfest! Ready to kick off the fall season with one of our biggest town-wide events of the year? Sponsors include Czig Meister Brewing Company, Man Skirt Brewing Company, and Bea McNally's as they host events throughout the course of the weekend! This is a free event to attend, so grab your friends and family and be prepared to have the time of your life!

Dino Days @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Take a ride back to the Jurassic Period and discover the magic of dinosaurs! Take the train to The Susquehanna Mining Company and have an afternoon of activities to enjoy. While on site, pan for real fossils at the mine and marvel at the history of the Susquehanna Mining Company. Explore three corn mazes, one of which is a dinosaur exploration maze where you can find 4 different dinosaurs!

2022 Tour De Farm

A cycling and culinary journey like no other! This is about supporting our NJ farmers and their farms. If you love great food, fresh air, and beautiful countryside; this event is for you. The day begins in Blairstown with a farm-fresh locally sourced breakfast to help power you through the ride.

Fall Fest 2022 @ Mohican Outdoor Center

Join Mohican Outdoor Center for an AMC-wide celebration of the changing seasons including outdoor experiences, friends, and food! After a day full of outdoor activities, enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared by AMC staff.

Environmental Extravaganza!

Calling the next generation of environmental activists! Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County for a free morning of hands-on environmental activities and educational enlightenment. Children ages 7-15 will make a homemade birdfeeder, play games and learn about how they can help the environment at home.

San Gennaro Celebration at Villa Milagro

Each year, Villa Milagro celebrates and honors Steve's Italian immigrant ancestors arrival in America and pays homage to their patron saint. They brought with them their great Italian food and traditions. Relax and listen to traditional Italian music by Lou Pompilio and dance the tarantella. Wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Admission includes tours, lessons, stomping, wine tasting, appetizers and a monogrammed gift glass for you to keep.

Curtain Up! Laurel Canyon: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Laurel Canyon is an acoustic tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with a special lobby opening act of Dena, John and Shawn of the Brass Roots performing some favorite Brass Roots songs along with many other classics from the '60s to current favorites! And to celebrate the start of another great Centenary Stage Company season, the Curtain Up! gala will feature a special lobby music performance with a trio from the larger R&B band Brass Roots at 6:30 p.m., before the main show.

5th Annual Phillipsburg Rotary Golf Outing

Activities include silent auction, Tricky Tray raffles, hole in one, closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the line, Golden Circle, 50/50 and Mulligan String. Proceeds will benefit the Phillipsburg Rotary Club, used to support The Warren County Habitat for Humanity & other local and international programs to assist the poor and non-profits that help disaster victims.

Festival in the Borough

Northwest Jersey's largest street and music festival returns to Downtown Washington, with live music, vendors, a kids fun area, food trucks and more! Three stages offer a diverse range of musical styles, plus dozens of vendors and local businesses will provide hours of shopping along with children's games and activities. This event is free to attend and includes plenty of free parking, and takes place rain or shine.

Main Stage Performers: Raquel & the Wildflowers, Cairo, Gina Royale, The Hi-Risers, Stanley Jordan and Philadelphia Funk Authority.

San Gennaro Celebration at Villa Milagro

Each year, Villa Milagro celebrates and honors Steve's Italian immigrant ancestors arrival in America and pays homage to their patron saint. They brought with them their great Italian food and traditions. Relax and listen to traditional Italian music by Lou Pompilio and dance the tarantella. Wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Admission includes tours, lessons, stomping, wine tasting, appetizers and a monogrammed gift glass for you to keep.

Dino Days @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Take a ride back to the Jurassic Period and discover the magic of dinosaurs! Take the train to The Susquehanna Mining Company and have an afternoon of activities to enjoy. While on site, pan for real fossils at the mine and marvel at the history of the Susquehanna Mining Company. Explore three corn mazes, one of which is a dinosaur exploration maze where you can find 4 different dinosaurs!

Fall Festival Weekends @ VonThun Farms

Last weekend for VonThun's Fall Festival! Get lost in the interactive corn maze or look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples, take aim with the corn cannons or browse the farm market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There's also an activity area with 20+ family-friendly activities! Open Columbus Day!